She said they decided to reduce the school fees to an appreciable amount to reduce the financial burden on parents whilst disclosing plans to provide food, shoes and other necessary items that would encourage the students attend school. “My husband and I are very happy to give back to my country willingly” she told her audience and called on the beneficiaries to help protect and make the best use of the opportunity. Headman of the village Orseh Coker said as community head, he was very happy and proud to witness what he described as an epoch making event. He thanked the proprietress for the gesture and assured her of their determination to promote education in the country. Giving her keynote address, a representative from the Basic Education sector of the Ministry of Education, Muriel Webber said they were impressed with the architectural design of the school, sacrifice and commitment made by the proprietress to raise the standard of education in the country. “The ministry is in full support this well-designed and eye-catching school”, she said, adding that the ministry has consented to sign all documents relating to the approval of the school, amidst thunderous applause. She described the gesture as a true testimony of Mrs. Frazier’s willingness to give back to her community and thanked the proprietress and husband for a work well done. The Councilor of Ward, 373, Sillah Kamara said the gesture was in tandem with the council’s resolve to support President Bio’s New Direction Agenda which places much premium on education and pledged their continued support to the project. Director of Community Affairs in the Sierra Leone Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Kalia Edward Sesay, said the gesture is the “Genesis or beginning of more to come”. He assured all of maximum security to ensure the school’s property is maintained and warned against any attempt to deprive the institution from providing it much needed service. Chairperson of the occasion Veronica Samuels described the occasion as a memorable day in the history of Macdonald Village and thanked the proprietress for her contribution to education which she referred to as “driver for a country’s economic growth”.
The Principal of the school, James Nabieu, said their aim is to provide quality education for children, using highly qualified teachers and activities that would encourage access to school.
He disclosed that the school has provided free uniforms to the first fifty students in the school and urged the community to embrace the initiative.
In her vote of thanks, daughter of the proprietress, Genesis Frazier thanked God, her parents and all those who in diverse ways contributed to making the project a success.